Thomas Bewick Memorial, Newcastle upon Tyne
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This monument pays tribute to Thomas Bewick ( 1753-1828 ), a notable wood engraver, whose workshop was at this place. The bronze bust was put up in 1905, on completion of Milburn House, the large office complex which now occupies the site. The plaque is of 1980, the 900th anniversary of the founding of the 'New Castle' by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, in 1080. The plaque was replaced in 2002.
THOMAS BEWICK 1753 -1812
Thomas Bewick and his partner until 1797, Ralph Beilby, removed their workshop from Amen Corner to this site, in 1795. Robert Bewick became a partner in 1812, as Bewick and Son.
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